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Published: Friday, June 20 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Cottonwood Heights, UT

Starbucks is run out of Seattle, which just passed an absurd minimum wage law.

Labor costs have to be passed along to consumers, so that is part of the price hike.

Taylorsville, UT

Pitiful wage increase in one state is a pitiful excuse to raise prices world wide. Wages are an overhead company's must plan for and provide for its workers as earned rights of its workers. Wages must follow inflation and personal needs and any honorable company that cares for its employees does have an employee plan in place. If any thing they should take money from the CEO's and investors first. Front line employees deserve benefits from the profits more than the CEO's who do nothing and an rubatos dragging down a business.

Its true of every business, employees have a right to the profit margins and right to negotiate their value and skills and loyalty that makes a company owner become rich and famous. Its the ones who don't treat employees fairly that die out.

I am amazed that the public has allowed itself to be scammed by Starbucks coffee, my fist and last one last month was a waste of money and not fit to drink. It was so bitter it made vinegar taste sweet. I'm not a fan of waste and fraud.

Cleveland , OH

There are over 16,000 Starbucks stores world wide. The minimum wage in one city has nothing to do with global sales pricing. The real driver is cost of coffee.

Provo, UT

DN Subscriber -- You really think people working in the corporate headquarters of Starbucks in Seattle are making minimum wage? I don't see how raising the minimum wage in one city where corporate headquarters is located would affect coffee prices worldwide.

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